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Learn English With The News – Extinction Rebellion Activists Exonerated by Jury over Train Protest

Climate change is devastating cities and countries all over the world. The Extinction Rebellion has something to say about it on this week’s video. Several protestors were arrested for causing major delays on London’s metro system.

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The news is a consistent source of entertainment, knowledge and discovery that never ceases to exist and always comes out with more and more material each day. Because it plays such a vital part in our lives and is so important to keep up with, it is without a doubt a piece of your everyday routine that can’t go ignored.

Whether it is to understand the ramifications of recent legislation passed, to hear about recent events and grasp the potential consequences to your country, or simply hear about what is happening in other countries in order to compare them to what’s happening in yours, the news is certainly a staple in our lives and the most consistent way to get information.

This is why Scrambled Eggs has decided to unite two of your biggest worlds: learning English and keeping up with what is happening in the world. We hope our challenging daily exercises, composed of listening, vocabulary and comprehension exercises in English, will satisfy both of those above worlds in a satisfactory and also entertaining way.

So enough about introductions, let’s get to today’s Learn English with the News topic:

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Extinction Rebellion | Definition Match

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Extinction Rebellion | Fill In The Blank

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Extinction Rebellion | True or False

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Full text:

Three Extinction Rebellion activists have been cleared over a stunt which caused a 77-minute delay to a central London train.
Reverend Sue Parfitt, Father Martin Newell, and former university lecturer Philip Kingston, were unanimously acquitted by a jury at Inner London Crown Court of obstructing the railway following their protest at Shadwell Station in 2019. Kingston super-glued his hand to a Docklands Light Railway train while Parfitt and Newell climbed on the roof and said prayers for the planet.
The trio said they were strongly motivated by their Christian faith, while Kingston said the futures of his four grandchildren also prompted him to take part in the protest. What they said was an attempt to appeal to the public and the government about the dangers of climate change and the financial institutions whose actions damage the planet.
According to the activists, this was partly because they had planned the demonstration to ensure there was no risk to public safety, by taking measures including targeting a station above ground and having 10 more Extinction Rebellion activists on the platform to ensure violence did not break out.
In April 2021, six Extinction Rebellion protesters were cleared of causing criminal damage to Shell’s London headquarters despite the judge directing jurors they had no defense in law.

 

 

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